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Retail Trade - September 2010

Retail sales grew in September again

Product Code: r-9101-10




In September, seasonally adjusted (SA) sales in retail trade including automotive segment increased month-on-month by 0.6% at constant prices and by 3.0% in the year-on-year comparison. The y-o-y increase of seasonally non-adjusted sales by 3.5% was influenced mainly by sale of motor vehicles and non-food goods.

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With seasonal, calendar and working day adjustment sales in retail trade including automotive segment increased in September by 0.6%, at constant prices, m-o-m, and by 3.0% in the year-on-year comparison. Seasonally non-adjusted sales increase by 3.5%, y-o-y, was influenced (at the same number of working days in 2010 and 2009) mainly by wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (+2.2 percentage point) and sale of non-food goods (+1.7 p.p.). On the contrary, the sales development was negatively influenced by retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores (contribution -0.6 p.p.) (see Table 2).

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Seasonally adjusted sales in sale and repair of motor vehicles (CZ-NACE 45) decreased by 1.3% at constant prices, m-o-m, and in the year-on-year comparison they increased by 7.9%. Seasonally non-adjusted sales increased by 7.8%, y-o-y, mainly due to the increase of sale of motor vehicles by 7.1%. According to the data of the Automotive Industry Association, registrations of new vehicles increased by 8.2%, while the first registration of second-hand motor vehicles decreased by 9.1%. Since it does not include second-hand motor vehicles that had been already registered in the CR, it can be concluded that their import decreased.

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In retail sale including sale of automotive fuel (CZ-NACE 47) seasonally adjusted sales at constant prices increased by 1.4%, m-o-m, and in the y-o-y comparison by 1.1%. Seasonally non-adjusted sales increased by 1.8%, y-o-y, of which sale of non-food goods increased by 4.5%, sale of food, beverages and tobacco by 0.9%, while retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores decreased by 5.1%.

The fastest growth was recorded in retail sale of clothing, footwear and leather goods in specialised stores (+19.8%), which also contributed the most to the overall growth (+1.1 p.p.). Some sellers informed that this year consumers started to buy winter clothes including sportswear somewhat sooner. A marked increase was recorded also in retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet (+13.0%), retail sale of cultural and recreation goods in specialised stores (+7.7%), and retail sale of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (+6.2%). In retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating the sales increased only by 1.5%, however, thanks to a big share of these stores in the total retail sales their contribution to the overall growth was +0.5 p.p. Besides the already mentioned retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores, sales decreased also in retail sale of second-hand goods in stores (-7.1%), retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores (-5.1%) and in other retail sale in non-specialised stores (-4.9%).

The price deflator related to the corresponding period of the previous year was 100.6%. A marked price increase was recorded in retail sale of automotive fuel in specialised stores (+12.9%), markedly smaller increase was reported for prices of pharmaceutical and medical goods (+0.6%). The biggest price drops were reported for prices of information and communication equipment in specialised stores (-5.9%), and second-hand goods in stores (-5.5%).

For international comparison of retail sales development in the EU countries see: ( http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home).




Methodological note:
Contact: Alena Hellerová, phone (+420) 274052921, e-mail: alena.hellerova@csu.gov.cz
Data source: CZSO direct survey in enterprises
End of data collection: 29 October 2010
End of data processing: 3 November 2010
Data for September 2010 are preliminary; final data for all months of 2010 will be available in June 2011 at the latest. Base and y-o-y indices from 2000 and 2001 are available in time series
( /sales_indices_monthly_retail_trade_hotels_and_restaurants_time_series ).



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